Forest Plants of the Nilgiris – Eastern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
This is the first & foremost volume in the series of publications about the flora of the Nilgiris with its focus on the eastern slopes of the region. This book gives you an insight of the high diversity of flora existing in the eastern region. It will help as a field guide for field workers, students, naturalists. A guide that will be facile for a newbie nature enthusiasts to grasp as well. This book is available on ‘Print on Demand’. To buy, write to

Forest Plants of the Nilgiris – Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

This book is the second volume in the series covering the dominant plant species in the landscape of the Sigur plateau, Mudumalai, Bandipur, and Nagarhole regions. These areas together form the northern slopes of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. These forests range from dry deciduous to moist deciduous and are found as large extensive tracts. The evergreen and semi-evergreen types, found in smaller fragmented areas within these tracts, have not been covered in this volume. Buy Now!


Forest Plants of the Nilgiris – Southern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

This is the third in a series of publications about the flora of this region. These books are an effort at increasing interest in wild and native plants amongst non-specialists. The Southern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve hosts a variety of habitats, ranging from dry deciduous to grasslands to riparian forest types and is one of the lesser known regions of the Reserve. Plants of the Pillur region are mainly recorded in this publication. Buy Now!

Honey Trails in the Blue Mountain

The Honey trails in the Blue Mountains gives the reader a voluminous insight into the wide-ranging and diverse environment encompassing the indigenous communities of the NBR. It also speaks about the interlaying complexities involving bees, forests, people and their livelihoods. Buy Now!

Where the Kurinji blooms

This book is a learning module with rich images and illustrations that depict the various attributes and highlights the biodiversity that prevails in the NBR. The book gives you a broader understanding of the species of Nilgiris, however, it is amusing to realize how science interrelates than if they were to be studied separately. It will be applicable for adults and children with excessive zeal for nature. Buy now!

The Keystone Handbook on Honey Hunting (English/Malayalam)
Working with the honey hunters in the hill ranges of the Nilgiris for over a decade, Keystone felt a gap in the information outreach for different stakeholders. Thus, was born the idea of this handbook which would serve as a guide to the best practices in honey hunting and processing activities. The target audience for this book includes honey hunters, Forest Department personnel, NGO workers & trainers will benefit from this sharing of experiences. This book is available on ‘Print on Demand’. To buy, write to

Kota Pottery
This book is a very first documentation done on the Kota black Pottery. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the social, technical & anthropological aspects of the Kota tribe and their highly developed yet simple pottery systems. Buy now!
Protocols of Harvest

This book aims to cover aspects concerning sustainable harvesting of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs). It contains information and suggested methodologies for community-based ecological monitoring. This book is available on ‘Print on Demand’. To buy, write to

Honey Hunters & Beekeepers of Tamil Nadu
This book is a pioneering study of traditional communities practicing honey hunting and beekeeping in the hills of Tamil Nadu. The survey covered 15 hill ranges and 11 distinct type of Indigenous communities. This book will be of interest to professionals in the environment and development sector, the government and students and researchers. This book is available on ‘Print on Demand’. To buy, write to

Sacred Groves of Kurumas (Tamil)
A book dedicated to the Kurumas (otherwise known as Kurumbas). This book is a modest attempt to document their time-honoured Sacred Groves, their present status, and practices pertaining to the same. A book that speaks from the communities’ perspective rather than an academic approach. To Buy this book, please write to

Medicinal Plants of the Kurumas (Tamil)
Indigenous Knowledge has taken many forms, usually being material that is collected by ‘outsiders’ and interpreted and presented by them. This booklet attempts to change the trend that enabled the community members to collect information and write about their medicine. A documentation that revives and popularizes their indigenous knowledge. To Buy this book, please write to
The Choice of Grain

This is a document that addresses issues related to crop diversity, traditional agriculture practices, food sovereignty and the use of land rights by the communities. Buy Now!

Wild foods of the Sholigas in the Punanjanur region (Kanada)
This booklet documents the Indigenous Knowledge of the Sholiga communities in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. Through this documentation, we hope to revive traditions and make them contemporary for the future; encourage the older people to share their knowledge with the younger generation. This document has its focus on the Punanjanur Region in Chamrajnagar, Karnataka. To Buy this book, please write to

Wild foods of Irula of the Pillur Region (Tamil)
This booklet is a documentation of the Indigenous Knowledge and Wild Food plants of the Irulas residing in the Pillur region. The book is compiled by the members of the community residing in Pillur. To Buy this book, please write to
Wild foods of the Irula in the Sigur Plateau (Tamil)
This Booklet documents the Indigenous Knowledge of the Irulas in the Sigur plateau. In the same manner, this book is compiled by the community members. The book is about wild foods that the Irulas gather from forests around the Sigur Plateau. To Buy this book, please write to




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